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‘Pad Man’ Will Raise Awareness On Sanitary Hygiene: Twinkle Khanna

The movie starring Akshay Kumar is based on the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who revolutionized menstrual hygiene by manufacturing low cost sanitary napkins

'Pad Man' Will Raise Awareness On Sanitary Hygiene Twinkle Khanna
Highlights
  • The biographical drama will feature actor Akshay Kumar as Muruganantham
  • The film will take some creative liberties to depict the story
  • Muruganantham created a low-cost sanitary napkins machine

Mumbai: Author-turned-producer Twinkle Khanna says her upcoming home production “Pad Man” is about menstrual hygiene, but they will try not to make it preachy. “Pad Man” tells the life story of Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine. Twinkle says they will be taking some creative liberties to make the film entertaining. “When I wrote the book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’, I fictionalised it. So even while making the film we will take some creative liberties,” she told PTI.

We want to give a message but we want to make it entertaining, otherwise it won’t be interesting to watch. We are working towards it, she says.

Twinkle says everyone should watch the film as the subject is socially relevant.

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It is a beautiful inspiring story. It’s a socially relevant film. Through ‘Pad Man’ we want the story to reach every nook and corner of India. The motive is to raise awareness about sanitary hygiene, she says.

The biographical drama will feature Twinkle’s husband and actor Akshay Kumar as Muruganantham.

Asked if she intends to make a biopic on her father Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle says, “I haven’t thought about it to be honest.”

Also Read: ‘Swachh Bharat’ Possible Only When ‘Ghar’ Is Swachh: Akshay Kumar

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  1. Nagraj

    March 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Why Man under Sanitary Pads also? Why dont you call Pad Woman?

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